Spoilt for Choice
Being one of the UK’s (if not Europe’s) most sought after beach holiday stop offs it won’t come as a great surprise that there’s an abundance of top quality rental properties both large and small to hire. What may be more of a shock is the incredible variety available. From a small weatherboard beach chalet perched on the side of a hill with not much more than a double bed and pot belly stove to a grand architect designed beach house with heated swimming pool no more than a few short steps to the beach. There are numerous websites that advertise Cornwall beach cottages to rent with one in particular Beachlets that allows you to book direct with the owner or managing agent without charging a booking fee.
From the world famous surfing beach at Newquay to the quieter unspoilt beaches of Whitsand Bay, Cornwall is brimming with sandy havens, ideal for not only surfers and sand castle builders, but also bird watchers and sailors. You’ll find quaint little fishing villages like Polperro with family friendly beaches ideal for the kids or if you’re looking to strut your stuff amongst world class surfing conditions, head to Sennen Cove where you’ll also find a good selection of rental accommodation on the Beachlets website. There are plenty of Blue Flag beaches in Cornwall to choose from which guarantees a high level of water quality, good facilities for eating and parking and or course safe bathing.
Activities and Sightseeing
From watersports to coastal walking, bird watching or even rock climbing, you won’t have any excuse to stay indoors regardless of the weather with plenty to see and do. From the inspirational Eden Project near St Austell to some outdoor rock climbing in Watergate Bay, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The dramatic coastline that surrounds Cornwall offers the perfect chance to explore the region on foot or if you prefer why not go horse riding or hire a bike, the possibilities are endless. Of course, if it’s total relaxation you’re after there are plenty of sandy beaches to lie on, or if it’s the five star treatment you’re after why not pre-book a massage with the owner or managing agent. Whatever your group size or age, a bit of research prior to visiting Cornwall will ensure a holiday packed with interesting activities for all to enjoy.
Food and Shopping
Cornwall is home to a number of top quality restaurants the two most famous being Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant in Watergate Bay and Rick Steins in Padstow. There are loads of fantastic gastro pubs serving top notch inexpensive fare to be found in seaside favourites like Carbis Bay and Mousehole, plenty offering local seafood or game. You’ll find quaint little cafes lining the shores of most beaches offering fish and chips or other take away delights and of course the children will revel in the array of ice-cream shops to be discovered. Most seaside villages are dotted with craft shops and art galleries amongst their narrow streets, many of which will take a few hours to unearth but will be well worth the wait. St Ives is a popular seafront village for artists with a good smattering of galleries for those looking to buy an original work of art.
Tried and Tested
Holidaymakers have making the trip down to Cornwall for many years for a good reason. It’s a great place to stay! The locals are used to welcoming tourists, the self-catering beach cottages offer every conceivable comfort you could ask for and will suit all comers from those on a cheap and cheerful escape to those indulging in five star luxury opulence. No matter if it’s just you and your partner, a family with pets or a big group of friends heading down for a party of surf trip, book a beach cottage in Cornwall on the UK’s South West Coast and make the most of your next holiday by the sea.